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Greens Release Candidate List

The Green Party of Texas is pleased to release its list of candidates who will appear on the ballot this November. These candidates were approved by delegates to the state convention in Austin on April 12. (Open the attached spreadsheet to find detailed contact information about the candidates. If they are in your area, look them up and volunteer on their campaign!)

US Senate - Emily "Spicybrown" Sanchez
Governor - Brandon Parmer
Lieutenant Governor - Chandrakantha Courtney
Attorney General - Jamar Osborne
Comptroller of Public Accounts - Deb Shafto
Commissioner of Agriculture - Kenneth Kendrick
Railroad Commissioner - Martina Salinas
Supreme Court Justice Place 7 - Charles E. Waterbury
Supreme Court Justice Place 8 - Jim Chisolm
Court of Criminal Appeals Place 4 - Judtih Sanders-Castro
Court of Criminal Appeals Place 9 - George Joseph Altgelt
US Representative District 2 - Mark Roberts
US Representative District 3 - Paul Blair
US Representative District 13 - Don Cook
US Representative District 18 - Remington Alessi
US Representative District 21 - Antonio Diaz
US Representative District 28 - Michael D. Cary
US Representative District 35 - kat swift
US Representative District 36 - Hal J. Ridley, Jr
State Senate District 10 - John Tunmire
State Senate District 17 - David Courtney
State Representative District 42 - Niclolas Serna III
State Representative District 64 - Braeden Wright
State Representative District 80 - Marco Buentello
State Representative District 130 - Art Browning
State Representative District 146 - Morgan Bradford
County Judge - (Bexar) Paul Pipkin
County Judge - (Harris) David B. Collins
County Judge - (Webb) Frank Cortez
County Clerk - (Bexar) Earl Lyons
County Clerk - (Comal) Matthew Hanson
County Clerk - (Travis) Bill Stout
County Clerk - (Denton) Schyler Butler
County Criminal Court At Law No 13 - (Harris) Clint Davidson
County Commissioner Precinct 2 - (Bexar) Chuck Robinson
County Commissioner Precinct 4 - (Webb) Luis F. Decker
County Treasurer - (Webb) Jesus Quiroz
Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, Pl 3 - (Bexar) Diana D. Kendall
Justice of the Peace Pct 2, Pl 1 - (Webb) William "Willie" Koehn
Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 - (Webb) Lakshmana "Vish" Viswanath
Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 - (Denton) Aaron Renaud
Commissioner of General Land Office - Valerie Alessi
State Representative District 123 - Paul Ingmundson
County Commissioner Precinct 4 - (Bexar) Matthew Lerma
County Treasurer - (Williamson) vacancy
County Judge - (Travis) vacancy
US Representative District 9 - vacancy
US Representative District 19 - vacancy
State Representative District 32 - vacancy

GP Nominating Process Begins 3/11 at 7 pm

Greetings Greens!

Want to participate in nominating Green Party candidates for the 2014 elections?

Tuesday 3/11/14 is the day the Four Stage Nominating Convention Process* begins.

While these conventions are open to the public, one may only participate as a voting attendee if one is:

1) registered to vote

2) did not vote in a 2014 primary (either D or R)

3) did not vote in another party's convention

Please bring your voter registration card with you.

Stage 1

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Precinct Conventions will be held - this is where County delegates are elected and ballots are cast for use by the delegates to the County, District, and State Conventions in guiding their decisions.

Consolidated Precinct Convention Locations – Time is 7p-9p unless otherwise noted below:

Bexar - Esperanza Center, 922 San Pedro Ave, SA, TX 782

Collin - 7p-8p, 8713 Kimberly Lane, Frisco, TX 75033

Comal - 7p-730p, 642 Crosspoint Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Dallas- 1439 North Zang Blvd, Dallas, TX 75203

Denton - 7p-8p, UT Library, 2nd Floor, 1506 Highland Avenue, Denton, TX 76203

El Paso - 8p-9p, Tio Juan's Restaurant, 10059 Dyer St, El Paso, TX 79924

Harris - 2805 Wichita, Houston, TX 77004-7715

Nueces - B&J's Pizza, 6335 S Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Orange - 7p-8p, 306 Mesquite, Bridge City, Tx 77611

Tarrant - Roots Coffeehouse, 9101 Blvd 26, North Richland Hills, Tx 76180

Travis - Brick Oven Pizza, 1209 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

Press Release: 50 Candidates File to Run as Greens in Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2013

GREEN PARTY OF TEXAS
P.O. Box 271080, Houston, TX 77277-1080 / Ph: (713) 866-6285 /
www.txgreens.org

Contact:
David Wager, Co-Chair
713- 594-8694 , dgwtax@aol.com
Kat Swift, Co-Chair
210-471-1791, kat@txgreens.org

Houston - The Texas Green Party has recruited more than 50 candidates
for state and local office across Texas to occupy the ballot in 2014.
This is historically the largest number of Green Party candidates that
will appear on the ballot in Texas.

"We are very excited to be running so many principled progressive
candidates throughout the state," said David Wager, co-chair of the
Texas Green Party.

"Our goal is to provide a progressive alternative to the other two
parties in Texas and offer voters more voices and more choices than they
might otherwise have on the ballot," Wager said.

The most widely known candidate is food safety advocate and
whistleblower Kenneth Kendrick of Wilson, who is running for Agriculture
Commissioner.

Kendrick was a former manager of a Plainview peanut plant, operated by
the now defunct Peanut Corp. of America, where he alerted authorities
and the public regarding alleged food safety violations. PCA went
bankrupt after a nationwide salmonella outbreak that was traced to the
Plainview plant. Seven people died and hundreds suffered from severe
illness.

Many green candidates, including Martina Salinas of Fort Worth, who is
campaigning for a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission, advocate
regulating, limiting or banning the oil and gas extraction process known
as hydraulic fracturing.

"With our state's future and the future of our families in mind, we need
to hold all fracking operations, especially waste water disposal, to a
high standard," said Martina Salinas.
"Even if it means stopping operations, we must ensure that our
children's children and beyond can enjoy the beauty that is Texas,"
Salinas said.

Other green candidates for statewide office include Emily Marie Sanchez
of Del Rio for United States Senate; Brandon Parmer of Dallas for
Governor; Chandrakantha Courtney of Houston for Lt. Governor; Jamar
Osborne of Dallas for Attorney General; Deb Shafto of Houston for
Comptroller; and Ulises Cabrera of Bryan for General Land Commissioner.

A full list of candidates will be released and a press conference held
on Thursday in cities across the state. Details to follow.

Run for Office as a Green and Occupy the Ballot!

(An open letter from the Green Party of Texas.)

The State needs a kick in the *ss...will you deliver it?

Shine up those boots, cowboys and cowgirls. The Green Party of Texas is on the ballot for 2014, and we need YOU (or someone you know) to be a candidate and run for office.

It's become apparent, with less than 12% approval, that Americans disapprove of the Democrats' & Republicans' bungling of the economy, health care, Wall Street, multiple wars and much more. It's past time for a "third party"--or as the state would refer to us, a "minor party." As turnout for voting goes down and voter anger goes up, it only stands to reason that Greens have a better shot at public office.

Now if you're sitting there, busy and tired, maybe you're thinking, "Yeah, right. Me? Not a chance. I don't have time or resources to campaign, and don't stand a chance come election time."

Our experience is that having a candidate who speaks to issues ignored by the corporate parties broadens the conversation, which impacts the populous; and even someone without time or money can put their name on the ballot without running an active campaign. (Chuck Robinson got 14% running this way.) If it's just you and an incumbent in the race, you're guaranteed to get some votes--and it may surprise you how many.

Voters are pissed, so let's stir up the mix some more! 2014 is the year to lambaste fracking, water theft, the Keystone XL pipeline, health care, food security, drones on the border, and every issue that amplifies our Green ideals and shows that a new way is possible.

Jill Stein Interview on Houston's KPFT

The Green Party's 2012 presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein will be the guest on the Thresholds program (http://kpftthresholds.com)
at 6 a.m. on Thursday, August 1, on Houston station 90.1 FM.

You can listen to the live stream at http://kpft.org or catch it later through the station's archive site at http://archive.kpft.org.

Here is a summary of the show from George Reiter, one of the hosts of Thresholds: "The presidential election is over, but the ecological crisis, not discussed by Mitt Romney or Barack Obama during the election, remains as the most pressing challenge for humanity. How will a civilization dependent on fossil fuels for its energy make the transition to sustainable energy sources, without destabilizing the climate? Do we have the resources to make the transition even if we develop the political will? Join us on Thresholds this Thursday at 6 a.m. for a conversation with Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for president in the last election. Dr. Stein’s platform included the Green New Deal, a program for shaping the economy to make that transition, putting people to work to meet that fundamental need. She now leads the Green Shadow cabinet, which continues to work toward that goal. We’ll be talking about what she learned from the campaign, what she thinks of the present US policy on climate change, and where she thinks we need to go from here. It’s a call-in show, and you are invited to participate in the last half of the hour."

Election Results Put Green Party on Ballot in 2014

A place on the Texas Ballot in 2014 has been guaranteed for the Green Party by the votes for two candidates, Josh Wendel, who ran for Railroad Commissioner, and Charles Waterbury, for Supreme Court justice. Josh won 484,826 votes, or 7.90%, and Charles won 491,571 votes, or 8.04%.

(According to Texas law, a political party is allowed to list its candidates on the ballot in the next general election if any candidate for state-wide office receives more than 5% of the vote.)

In other races, Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, the Green Party's candidates for president and vice-president, won 24,450 votes statewide.

The candidate with the highest number of votes was Charles Waterbury, mentioned above, with 491,571. Charles' impressive vote total is all the more significant for being the largest number of votes won by any Green Party candidate in Texas, beating the former record set by the late Ben Levy in 2000 who received 451,333 votes.

The candidate with the highest percentage of the vote, at 19.03%, was Angela K. Sarlay, who ran against an incumbent Republican for State Representative, District 113.

For nation-wide Green Party election results, check out this site.

Complete results for all races and candidates in Texas can be found at the Secretary of State's website.

Senate candidate Sanchez denied debate - Univision in violation FCC rules

GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE “SPICYBROWN” FILES EMERGENCY COMPLAINT AGAINST DALLAS UNIVISION STATION SEEKING INCLUSION IN UPCOMING U.S. SENATE DEBATE

Press Conference: Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. on the steps of the United States District Courthouse, Laredo Division, 1300 Victoria, Laredo, Texas 78040.

Del Rio, TX – Emily “Spicybrown” Sanchez, the Green Party’s candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, filed an Emergency Complaint with the Federal Communication Commission’s Media Bureau seeking inclusion in an Univision Dallas debate scheduled to take place Friday, October 24, 2014.

The complaint argues that KUVN-DT violated the Equal Time Rule by including Democratic and Republican candidates and excluding the Green and Libertarian candidates in its debate.

“Not only did Univision exclude all of the female candidates in the race, it excluded the only Mexican-American candidate and the only candidate that actually speaks Spanish,” stated Emily “SpicyBrown” Sanchez.

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